September 11, 2019

Hi, there! I’m so excited to begin my fifth year as a Pitch Wars MG mentor and meet my sixth mentee (thank you, wild card!).


If you’re here, you probably know what PW is, but just in case:

Pitch Wars is a mentoring program whe...

August 12, 2019

I'm so excited to mentor a writer again this year! This will be my 5th year and 6th mentee. Get to know:

Waka T. Brown: @W_T_Brown & read her PW success story.

Robin Lemke: @rebobinar & our PW team interview.

Liz Edelbrock: @ledelbrock & her PW story.

Jen Bryson: @js_bryso...

March 2, 2018

Genius or innate talent likely doesn’t exist. This inspiring conclusion from decades of research by psychologist Anders Ericsson, documented in his book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, is great news for those of us who didn’t find our “thing” early and...

January 31, 2018

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is a magical adventure with a girl as the main character. I want to love it, but Jupiter North gets in the way.

Jupiter North is an adult man who appreciates a good name. He “nicknamed” himself (his word) “the G...

October 20, 2016

Recently, a friend posted this: “I fit my fat ass into a pair of size medium pants.” It’s not the first time a thin friend has referred to her “fat ass,” and for me, as a 43-year-old woman who has struggled with her “fat ass” since she was 11, it’s triggering to hear b...

September 10, 2016

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, so I wanted to share a post I wrote for a site that has since closed. Some of you will have read it already, but I think a conversation about suicide is necessarily, and sadly, an ongoing one.

Since I read Brené Brown’s book about...

November 23, 2015


Priscilla Mizell was my Pitch Wars mentee, and she is completely awesome. Visit her web site at and follow her on Twitter @PriscillaMizell.  


Rebecca: Tell us about yourself and your manuscript.


Priscilla: Thank you for hosting me, Rebecca! I’m del...

November 5, 2015


This month I leave the NC coast for the mountains. It was a decision made of necessity, and my struggles this past year were worsened by the life I lived inside my head. So I want to be intentional about using the change to affirm goals, strengthen positive habits, an...

October 2, 2015


My rule of three: If I notice something three times, I pay extra attention.




I've pondered lately how Expectations affect my perception of time. I want my next book out now, and the next three drafted, and the next three researched, and why does everything...

June 23, 2015

When I read I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I am Enough” by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, I knew I needed to tell all my friends about it. Brown researches women and shame, and after reading the book, it was li...

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